Manufacturing Seminar


Grinding: Practical Art or Applied Science?

9/23/2011 • 2:30 PM

Stephen Malkin
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
University of Massachusetts
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Automated Construction by Contour Crafting

10/31/2011 • 3:30 PM

The nature of construction has remained intensely manual throughout recorded history. Unlike in manufacturing, the growth of automation in construction has been slow. A promising new automation approach is Contour Crafting (CC). Invented by Behrokh Khoshnevis, Contour Crafting is a mega-scale fabrication process aiming at automated construction of whole structures as well as subcomponents.


High-Resolution Control for Emerging Manufacturing Processes

1/9/2012 • 2:12 PM

In today's engineering world, the emergence of high-value micro/nano-manufacturing requires high-precision sensing and control capabilities. Many of these emerging processes have stringent requirements in order to meet high-performance demands. Traditional methods for controlling these processes often neglect the additional constraints associated with manufacturing at this length-scale. To stay at the forefront and realize the full potential of these processes requires the development of innovative approaches to new challenges. The research in this talk focuses on designing novel control strategies for emerging micro/nano-manufacturing applications. Electrohydrodynamic jet (E-jet) printing, an example of an emerging micro/nano-manufacturing process with applications in biotechnology and flexible electronics, requires multiple systems to work in a coordinated manner to achieve a desired objective. Repetitive execution of processes such as E-jet can be harnessed to achieve high performance. Iterative learning control (ILC) is an adaptive control technique for improving process performance in systems that execute a task repetitively. This research simultaneously exploits the repetitiveness and inherent coupling of the desired outcome by applying a coordinated ILC approach to processes such as E-jet. The versatility of this approach will be demonstrated through applications ranging from robotics to emerging manufacturing processes.


Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing Via Mechatronics-Based Design and Control of Machines

2/3/2012 • 2:59 PM

As a result of advances in the electronics, medical, communications, and other cutting-edge industries, there is a growing demand for ultra-precision manufacturing machines that can fabricate complicated hi-tech devices having micrometer-level features and nanometer-level tolerances. On the other hand, however, there are also growing concerns about the unsustainable cost and energy per-unit-mass of manufacturing such hi-tech products. Therefore, as efforts are made to continue to improve the accuracy, speed, and functionality of ultra-precision manufacturing machines, it is important for the improvements to be made at little or no additional material or energy costs, in order to maintain a sustainable competitive edge in an increasingly global economy.

This presentation will give a preview to ongoing work at the Mechatronics and Sustainability Research Lab aimed at addressing the challenges of creating sustainable advanced manufacturing machines by adopting a mechatronics-based (synergistic) approach to the design and control of the machines. The presentation will demonstrate that identifying and capitalizing on the "sweet spots" of the machine dynamics, augmented with advanced control techniques, could lead to the realization of lower-cost and more energy-efficient manufacturing machines without sacrificing high performance. The outcomes of this research could have a significant impact on the design of a whole range of advanced manufacturing and metrology machines, ranging from ultra-precision machine tools and wafer steppers to micro coordinate measurement machines and scanning probe microscopes.


Manufacturing at the Nanoscale pt 1

2/10/2012 • 3:00 PM

Placid Ferreira


Manufacturing at the Nanoscale pt 2

2/10/2012 • 3:00 PM

Placid Ferreira


Scale up of Roll to Roll Micro Contact Printing

2/15/2012 • 3:02 PM

The Process Control Problem


Computational Enhanced Manufacturing Inspection Systems

3/9/2012 • 2:35 PM

Brian W. Anthony, Ph.D.


Life Cycles in Machining

4/13/2012 • 2:35 PM

Barbara Linke
University of California at Berkley


Ultra-Precision Machining Technology in Integrated Circuit and Optic-Electronic Devices Manufacturing

5/11/2012 • 2:34 PM

Dr. Dongming Guo
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Executive Vice President
Dalian University of Technology (DUT)
Dalian, Liaoning, People's Republic of China


Xi'an Jiaotong University

9/7/2012 • 3:35 PM

Nanoimprint for Large-Area Micro/Nano Fabrication - Prof. Bingheng Lu

Fundamental of Ultra High-speed Cutting and Machine Tool - Prof. Bingheng Lu


Intrinsically Multifunctional Composite Systems

10/31/2012 • 11:09 AM

Dr. Ben Wang
Chief Manufacturing Officer
Executive Director, Manufacturing Research Center
Gwaltney Chair in Manufacturing Systems
Georgia Institute of Technology


Unraveling the Genesis of Tool Wear

11/16/2012 • 2:05 PM

Patrick Kwon -
Department of Mechanical Engeering
Michigan State University


Understanding the Phenomenom of Vibration Stress Relief (VSR)

11/26/2012 • 2:03 PM

S. Kwofie
Department of Materials Engineering
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana


Process Optimization and Manufacturing Execution System for Auto System

2/6/2013 • 2:11 PM

Prof. Xinyu Shao


Application of DLC to Cold Forming Processes

9/6/2013 • 11:06 AM

Kuniaki Dohda
Northwestern University


Professor David A. Dornfeld University of California, Berkeley

10/28/2013 • 4:00 PM

The S. M. Wu Lectureship in Manufacturing Science is
devoted to the continuous improvement of manufacturing, in
memory of Dr. Shien-Ming Wu, 1924-1992, J. Reid and Polly
Anderson Professor of Manufacturing Technology and
Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor


Magnetism and Surface Finishing

11/21/2013 • 2:00 PM

Professor Hitomi Yamaguchi
University of Florida, Gainesville


Additive Manufacturing Moving Past the Hype

12/11/2014 • 4:00 PM

Dave Bourell


Job Shop Scheduling with Uncertainties

10/30/2015 • 11:12 AM

Shudong SUN

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